Carol Singers

carol singers

Carol singers on Patrick’s Street yesterday. It’s nice to see carollers again. It seems they haven’t been out much in previous years but this year I spotted 3 groups dotted around the city streets singing their hearts out.

So, yesterday I said that Pat Phelan’s generosity giving away a phone, a 20″ LCD screen and a broadband dongle had inspired me to do something similar.
I can’t afford to be as generous, but I can perhaps offer a nice personal new year’s gift for 2 lucky visitors to my blog. As you may know I’m a member of RedBubble and I have a small portfolio on that site. I’ve only sold 5 prints off there making for a grand profit of 33 Euro so it’s a good thing I have a day job to fall back on.

What I would like to do is offer 2 people who comment on this post a print of (almost) any image(*) on this blog! On Tuesday afternoon I’ll pick two winners. The first winner will get a mounted print (example) worth $84.38, and the second will get a laminated print (example) worth $40.38. All prices are in US Dollars, and I’ll pay for post and packing too. Each print is up to 12″x18″ in size.

So, leave a comment on this post with your name and email address to be in with a chance to win. There’s no need to mention what print you want in the comment. All I ask of the winners is that they email me a photo of the image hanging on their wall. I’d love to see that!

* Some images are too cropped and small to print to a reasonable size.

Aperture ƒ/3.5
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 18mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250s




  1. Reply
    David Doran December 21, 2008

    Loving the generosity from everyone, it’s great to see!

  2. Reply
    Luke December 21, 2008

    Well, count me in.

    In regard to caroling, I too haven’t seen much of it in recent years. Guess it’s become too politically correct to sing. :-\

  3. Reply
    Trent December 21, 2008

    Count me too Donncha! I am not afraid of singing! Great stuff!

  4. Reply
    Aaron Donohoe December 21, 2008

    Very generous – count me in!

  5. Reply
    Grannymar December 21, 2008

    I’m not allowed sing even in the bath and I live alone. 😆

    What a wonderful gesture Donncha. Hopefully we are becoming a more caring nation and moving away from the take, take, take mentality.

    Wishing you Jacinta & Adam a peaceful and love filled Christmas.

  6. Reply
    Michael Klusek December 21, 2008

    Love to get a street view of Cork. Been following you for a while. Great to here what going on in Ireland. Never been there but who know. You might inspire me to visit.

  7. Reply
    Anthony McG December 21, 2008

    Thr Irish blogosphere is in giving mood this Christmas. 🙂 Happy Christmas.

  8. Reply
    Lisa December 22, 2008

    Count me in too Donncha…merry Christmas! 🙂

  9. Reply
    Ciaran December 22, 2008

    Count me in too – Happy Christmas Donncha!

  10. Reply
    Roger Galligan December 22, 2008

    It’s nearly unusual to see carol singers without Santa hats these days! Happy Christmas Donncha

  11. Reply
    Ant Galvin December 22, 2008

    Good on you. Happy Christmas!

  12. Reply
    Laura Daly December 22, 2008

    Porter in the background = porter for me.

  13. Reply
    Michele December 22, 2008

    Framed prints always look nice 🙂
    I’d love one!


  14. Reply
    Claire December 22, 2008

    Ooooh, count me in for sure! I have my eye on this one:

    Happy Christmas Donncha and family 🙂

  15. Reply
    John Keyes December 22, 2008

    Wow nice one Donncha. I must go look at your RedBubble presence, I’ve bought a few Tees from there.

  16. Reply
    redmum December 22, 2008

    I’d love to win 🙂 happy Christmas Donncha hope you all have a lovely one.

  17. Reply
    Flower Burst December 22, 2008

    […] giving away a free print to two visitors to my blog. Leave a comment on my Carol Singers post to be in with a chance to […]

  18. Reply
    Phil O'Kane December 22, 2008

    oooooh lovely christmass niceness.

  19. Reply
    keith bohanna December 22, 2008

    Lovely idea Donnacha 🙂


  20. Reply
    Joe Scanlon December 22, 2008

    Really nice of you. Happy Christmas. 🙂

  21. Reply
    Richard December 22, 2008

    You have so many good prints I think I’d go into a tail spin of choice overload if I won. As I type this, the image of the pigs head in the english market is sticking in my head………..maybe pork is back on the menu?!!

  22. Reply
    Craig Stuntz December 22, 2008

    Great idea; thanks!

    Here’s a poem for the season:

  23. Reply
    Noirin Shirley December 22, 2008

    Count me in – I love your photos!

  24. Reply
    Katherine December 22, 2008

    Tra la la la la, la la la la!
    Very generous of you indeed, that’s some proper Christmas spirit!

  25. Reply
    katiec December 22, 2008

    me me me, hohoho

  26. Reply
    Debbie December 23, 2008

    What a lovely, generous idea! Count me in too please. 🙂

  27. Reply
    McAWilliams December 23, 2008

    well I am feeling lucky so count me in!

  28. Reply
    Who gets the free prints? December 23, 2008

    […] few days ago I offered visitors to my blog the chance to win free prints of any of my images. I’m very happy with […]

  29. Reply
    Donna Registrierkasse December 23, 2008

    I hope it’s not too late, to count me in

  30. Reply
    jack December 25, 2008

    All Pictures Great idea; thanks!

  31. Reply
    Singing December 31, 2008

    […] of the carol singers featured a few days ago singing her heart out on Patrick’s Street, […]

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